Directed by: Randall Wallace
Starring: Diane Lane, Dylan Walsh, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis
Genres: Drama, History, Sport
Visible crew/equipment: In the scene when Secretariat is born, the young foal bumps into the camera while trying out his new legs.
Visible crew/equipment: In Secretariat's first race with new jockey Ronnie Turcotte, when they close the gate, you can see the camera's shadow on the gate as it comes in for a close up.
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Chris Chenery: It's not whether they think we won. It's whether we think we won.
Just before Secretariat's first race, the main characters are discussing tactics in the parade ring. In the background is a jockey in pink and gold colours standing by his horse. When the shot changes angles he is mounted and being led out onto the race track. This means that he would have only taken one second to mount and travel a distance of about 10 meters. A couple of shots later he suddenly appears again, but this time he is being led into the saddling-up area, even though the jockey is already on board.
The real Penny Chenery, the owner of Secretariat, makes a cameo as a spectator at the Belmont Stakes.